Tony Blair / Tony Benn

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Tony Benn's just been refused accreditation for the Labour Party conference. Tony Benn!
 

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Too Old Labour, too likely to point out where Tony Blair is selling the country away, plus he's not at all scared to speak out and tell him what a lieing arse he is.

Anybody who tries to tell you that Blair's labour party is related in any way shape or form to the Labour party of old, this should be their wake up call.


ps: literally just found this myself... enter liar in google and see what the number one entry is :lol:
 

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grokit23 said:
ps: literally just found this myself... enter liar in google and see what the number one entry is :lol:

And futher down the page :-

Metropolitan Police Service - Commissioner Sir Ian Blair

Amazingly, the URL for that is :- www.met.police.uk/about/blair.htm

But back on topic, here's hoping someone in television news employs Tony Benn to comment on the conference - and that he rips the lying bastards to shreds...

Hugs,

Barclay
 

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Barclay (Dark Angel) said:
And futher down the page :-

Metropolitan Police Service - Commissioner Sir Ian Blair

Amazingly, the URL for that is :- www.met.police.uk/about/blair.htm

But back on topic, here's hoping someone in television news employs Tony Benn to comment on the conference - and that he rips the lying bastards to shreds...

Hugs,

Barclay

Noticed that too. :ismile:

If somebody gives Tony Benn a commentary job on the conference, they'll so have me hooked to it.:ilol:
 

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gekko_van_meng said:
Haha, yeah. They will have to let him in though, to avoid a "diplomatic incident."

I'm not sure that they will, this is them trying to exclude all dissent from within the conference. This at the moment is the diplomatic incident, what remains to be seen is whether enough gets said about it to force a reversal of the decision.
 

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Anyone got a link for the origonal subject ?

Been googling around to no avail, and I really want to confirm this.
 

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Not found one so far, but I did find this:

>clicky<

which goes along with the idea that they're trying to minimise "disruption" and steer/spin the conference, stage manage is the phrase they use, in a certain way. I do remember reading an article in The Independent a week or so ago which mentioned that the unions are going to be trying to be as active as possible in this conference in raising awareness and embarassing the government into a change around on it's policies towards Unions/strikes/solidarity etc...
 

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Saw that one yesterday and it can be twisted back round to Tony Benn too, as he's been prominent amongst those speaking out against them.

From No2id.net:
Tony Benn said: "You cannot hand these powers that belong to us to somebody else and use fear to justify it, because fear is a bad judge". He summed up by saying that he was "very very confident that this thing is going to be beaten".

original newsletter (and it's number 23 too :Grin: ) is here: >clicky<
 

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The end is nigh! Surely there is no socialist voice left in the Labour party after this great man.
 

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This denies the those still in the Labour Party fighting to bring the party back to its roots. There is still a massive part of it that's old Labour. The question is, now, do we give up on it completely and turn to direct action and grassroots politics, leaving those still in the Party with less support or think of them as misguided, while locking ourselves out of the opportunity to 'fight from within the system' and risk being branded Trotskyist? Or do we support Labour in the hope that they can oust Tony Blair and his new Labour clique? Is the Party really too far gone?
Trade Union Congress last week was very telling and honest... Labour this week will be a glittering media whitewash. No debate allowed.
I think I know which way to take. As an active trade unionist, I feel closer to the grassroots activists on this one.

grokit23 said:
Too Old Labour, too likely to point out where Tony Blair is selling the country away, plus he's not at all scared to speak out and tell him what a lieing arse he is.

Anybody who tries to tell you that Blair's labour party is related in any way shape or form to the Labour party of old, this should be their wake up call.


ps: literally just found this myself... enter liar in google and see what the number one entry is :lol:
 

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I just heard it from one of my colleages who's down in Brighton reporting on it. It will probably be resolved before getting into the media. It'll be a big mistake if they don't sort it out otherwise it'll be screamed from the rooftops. Sorry, soapboxes.

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Anyone got a link for the origonal subject ?

Been googling around to no avail, and I really want to confirm this.
 

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grokit23 said:
Anybody got any more news on this one? I've been scanning some of the conference reports and not really found anything yet?

Apparently it was just a rumour....
 

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Aww, it turned out to be some bored hack making a joke. Quite good in that people believed it cos it could actually happen. It made it to the Guardian diary as "fact" anyway.
Journalists. Don't trust em.

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Apparently it was just a rumour....
 

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I think we all kinda wanted it to be true then, if only to ridicule the whole situation.

Oh, don't spose you ahve a link the Guardian source do you ?

EDIT -

The plot thickens !

So they let him in when everyone realises what a faux it would be to not do so.... then push him down the stairs for good measure....
 
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